Category Archives: Presentations

This easy presentation software lets students focus on content, not design

Presentations are a key part of the academic world, and multimodal assignments are frequently assigned. In most cases, the teacher wants to know what the student knows and understands about the topic being presented. The knowledge of how to use the software and the design principles (i.e. their understanding of appropriate font size and colour, image placement and size, white space, etc.) is rarely reflected in the criteria/rubric used to grade the presentation. 

But while teachers sometimes say that they will only mark the content, the look and feel of the final product can still have an impact. Visit the author's original post

Creating Sways for Biology – with #MIEExpert Sarah Clark

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As we move with increasing momentum into the new academic year, we will be hearing more stories and gaining greater insight into the activity of our Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts (MIEEs) and Teacher Ambassadors. Anyone reading the blog over the last few week should be familiar with Natalie Burgess (TA), through her pieces about the Microsoft Educator Community, and reports the recent West College Scotland IT Symposium and CoderDojo events.

Today we’re pleased to share a fantastic Sway from Sarah Clark, another of our MIEEs based in Scotland.… Visit the author's original post

Holens at TED 2016 – Alex Kipman points towards some interesting scenarios for Hololens in education

At TED 2016 , Alex Kipman from the Microsoft Hololens team, talked about how we see the future of 3D holograms. We have talked about Hololens before – there are some great videos on the Hololens website – and we have demonstrated scenarios for Hololens in education the past. The TED presentation hinted again at what an interesting future we’re going to see when Hololens starts to be used in education.

Alex shows how Hololens will allow users to “explore a speculative digital world without screens in this fanciful demo, a mix of near reality and far-future possibility.… Visit the author's original post

MIEE TV – Expert Educators using Office Mix in the Classroom

Last week we shone the spotlight on one of the newest Microsoft technologies, and looked at how our Expert Educators are using Sway in the classroom. There were some fantastic examples of how this new creative medium is being used to engage and inspire students on a variety of subjects. Today, we’re going to shift to the focus to another relative newcomer to the Microsoft party, and that is Office Mix.

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While PowerPoint may be officially celebrating its 25th (yes, twenty-fifth!) birthday this year, Office Mix is a powerful new add-on that can give your presentations superpowers and reaffirm this ‘mature’ tool as still being at the cutting edge of technology in education.… Visit the author's original post

My questions to Antony Salcito, VP of education at Microsoft

Today I had the change to be part of a TweetMeet with Antony Salcito, VP of Education at Microsoft. I had the change to ask him a few questions about being a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and the offerings form Microsoft to the education world. This where his anwers:

My questions to Antony Salcito, VP of education at Microsoft

Today I had the change to be part of a TweetMeet with Antony Salcito, VP of Education at Microsoft. I had the change to ask him a few questions about being a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and the offerings form Microsoft to the education world. This where his anwers:

My questions to Antony Salcito, VP of education at Microsoft

Today I had the change to be part of a TweetMeet with Antony Salcito, VP of Education at Microsoft. I had the change to ask him a few questions about being a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and the offerings form Microsoft to the education world. This where his anwers:

My Way to Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert 2015 – My first post

Hello everybody! I am Rushda Mohungooa, ICT Support Officer at the Ministry of Education of Mauritius – Primary level. Everything began when I decided to follow an online course (Introduction to the Microsoft Partners in Learning Network) on the Microsoft PIL Network. This course is delivered in collaboration with Microsoft Indian Ocean and French Pacific and […]Visit the author's original post